Today is a very special day.
I’m celebrating 15 years of marriage to my gorgeous bride Bonnie!
Our marriage is officially old enough to have it’s drivers permit:).
We’ve had many peaks and valleys throughout our 15 years but I wouldn’t trade a minute of it!
As I was looking back on our marriage, I thought of two things that really stick out that have made it successful.
These two things you can apply to your own fitness goals and developing a healthy lifestyle.
1.) Don’t Quit.
From the very beginning we’ve made a choice that no matter how hard things got, we will never get a divorce.
Over the years, we gone through many gut wrenching challenges and painful seasons.
I love and appreciate my wife so much more after going through these things with her.
The same can be said for your fitness goals.
Living a healthy lifestyle just like being married can be very hard at times.
What ever your short or long-term challenge you are facing, I want to encourage you to not give up and keep plugging along!
You will appreciate your fitness successes so much more when you don’t quit and stay consistent!
2.) Have Patience.
This is the absolute worst word in the English dictionary besides moist.
Patience is definitely something I wasn’t born with.
It’s something that has to be constantly worked on.
Now that my family has grown from 2 people to 5, I need patience more and more each day.
The same rings true for our fitness goals.
My industry has done a disservice and set us up for failure.
Everywhere you go, you see a lose 20lbs in 4 weeks transformation challenge.
It subconsciously makes you think that living a healthy lifestyle is quick, easy, and for a short-time.
Living a healthy lifestyle is a journey you will be on the rest of your life.
Developing a healthy lifestyle is also so much more than just keeping your weight down.
It includes increased energy, a healthy relationship with food, sleeping at least 7 hrs a night, decreased stress, more meaningful relationships, fit into your clothes better, have more confidence, and more.
If you don’t quit and have patience with your fitness goals, you are going to accomplish some amazing things!